Photoglossary

Terminal moraine (or end moraine)

A prominent ridge of glacial debris formed when a glacier reached its maximum limit during a sustained advance.

A massive terminal moraine marks the greatest advance of a glacier, during the last centuries, in Cordillera Huyhuash, Peru. A lake has formed between the terminal moraine and the glacier front. The tall peak is Nevado Yerupaja. Photo J. Alean 1979.

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